Classroom Management

For many children, kindergarten is their first experience with formal schooling.  (And doesn’t that make you appreciate pre-school teachers?!) Helping them learn how to share, take turns, line up and raise their hand can all be challenging on its own.  And, wait – you’re supposed to teach them how to read and write, too!

The California Kindergarten Association is here for you!  As a group of current and former kindergarten teachers ourselves, we’ve been there, and done that!  If trying to get kindergarten kids to work with you as a group is making you feel like you’re herding cats, we have strategies and tips to help.   Tried one of our ideas?  We’d love to hear how it worked!

Spring Silliness?  We’re All Ears!

Spring Silliness? We’re All Ears!

Spring can often bring out the sillies.  Whether it's the wind, the smell of summer around the corner or just a full moon, this is often a time of year where indoor voices can be in short supply. Would you like to read a story or teach a lesson without having to stop...

Transitions in Kindergarten: Getting From Here to There Without Going Everywhere

Transitions in Kindergarten: Getting From Here to There Without Going Everywhere

Transitions are always a challenging part of any teacher’s day, and even more so when you’re working with very young children.  Whether you’re trying to get your class lined up for recess or dismissing them to their tables to begin their work, moving smoothly from one...

Two Little Feet

Happy Tuesday!  We hope you enjoyed your well deserved long weekend!  Kids a little restless after all that Labor Day fun?  We hope today's Tuesday Teaching tip poem will help get the wiggles out. Two Little Feet Two little feet go stamp, stamp, (stamp feet) Two...